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19 May 2021

Full-Time Senior Contract Specialist

DannyF – Posted by DannyF Portland, Oregon, United States

Job Description


This work matters…

The Contract Specialist Senior performs the most complex duties that require the ability to understand and interpret Local (PCRB), State (ORS and Federal) statutes, policies, and procedures with specialized expertise in all contract types. The position requires a high acumen for business, technical and legal skills.

This position further provides organization, policy, procedure and program analysis, planning and development at the division and department level. This position will provide a critical function in solicitation and contract development, administration in Multco Marketplace (MMP) and will apply strategic sourcing methodologies to help insure that best contracting decisions are made for the benefit of the County. Additionally, the Contract Specialist Senior must have the ability to develop and assess processes to streamline highly complex service contracts.

In this role you will be:


  • Compiles and develops procurement/solicitation documents, writes new statements of work, specifications, written agreements, contracts, and reports for department contracts for professional services.

  • Understands and interprets terms and condition clauses that pertain to liability, indemnification, warranty, and liquidated damages.

  • Drafts and negotiates legal agreements and contract changes when necessary.

  • Advises contract administrators throughout the division coordinating a variety of special projects.

  • Communicates both orally and in writing Department of Community Justice (DCJ) goals to reduce risk and cost.

Contract Management:

  • Provides ongoing analysis and reporting related to contracts, including executing changes where necessary. Provides weekly and monthly reports and analysis as required.

  • Monitors and supports contract activities that include identifying on-going DCJ responsibilities and ensuring appropriate actions are taken, execution of amendments on existing contracts, strategic changes, or other changes identified as appropriate. Review contracts to ensure conformance with State statute, regulations, policies and procedures prior to review by the SSPCA HUB Manager, County Attorney’s Office, and the Central Purchasing team.

  • As required, coordinates inter-divisional, inter-agency and intergovernmental agreements that fall within the DCJ responsibilities in support of assigned commodity(ies)/work unit.

Research and Analysis:

  •  Serves as a key liaison coordinating research and analysis of department wide needs, partner agencies, stakeholders, committees, task forces and others ensuring client needs and contractual effectiveness.

How To Apply:  To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply please click on this link to our site:


Vision: Community Safety through Positive Change

The Department of Community Justice (DCJ) is recognized as a national leader in both adult and juvenile community justice. DCJ routinely consults and makes use of evidence-based practices in our program and policy development. The Department’s commitment to data-informed decision-making has led DCJ to make smart investments of taxpayer dollars in supervision, sanctions, and services for the county’s highest risk and highest need offenders. DCJ makes long-term investments in its employees through the provision of education and training. The Department believes that in order to enhance  public safety we must work collaboratively with the judiciary, law enforcement, schools, treatment agencies, and the community.

More general information about the Department of Community Justice including our mission, vision, and strategies can be found at

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don’t just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

How to Apply

How To Apply:  To learn more about this opportunity and how to apply please click on this link to our site:

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: buyer, contracts, county, Criminal Justice, Government, and Procurement. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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